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Names of the Lion (Paperback)

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By Ibn Khalawayh, David Larsen (Translator)
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An English translation of the late tenth century Arabic lexicographer Ibn Khalawayh's list of names of lions. This unique collection engages an ancient scholarly practice of documenting with precision and clarity. Larsen's lively introduction, notes, and the 400 epithets are an engrossing work of cultural studies.

David Larsen's graduate studies in Comparative Literature ran parallel to years of activity in the San Francisco Bay Area's experimental poetry community, culminating in a verse collection The Thorn. During the 2011 uprising in Egypt he was a Fulbright Scholar based in Cairo. David Larsen has taught at U. C. Berkeley, Yale and Ohio State, and is currently a Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies at NYU.

About the Author


David Larsen is a U. S. poet and literary translator of Classical Arabic texts. His graduate studies in Comparative Literature ran parallel to years of activity in the San Francisco Bay Area's experimental poetry community, culminating in a verse collection The Thorn (Cambridge, MA: Faux Press, 2005) and two and a half years as curator of the New Yipes video and poetry series. During the 2011 uprising in Egypt he was a Fulbright Scholar based in Cairo. David Larsen has taught at U. C. Berkeley, Yale and Ohio State, and is currently a Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies at NYU.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781940696478
ISBN-10: 194069647X
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 72
Language: English